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president biden voiced support for japan as it feuds with china over islands and airspace. >> we, the united states, are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. >> those are just some of the stories we are covering on tonight's pbs news hours. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the president sought to shift the focus today, away from what's gone wrong with implementing the health care law to what's gone right. he said the benefits are being overlooked amid problems with the web site and policy cancellations. but insurers still warn they're getting unusable data. we'll have a ful
biden's visit to beijing today. u.s. officials say he and chinese president xi jinping traded arguments over china's new air defense zone around islands that japan also claims. later, in a subdued session with reporters, neither man mentioned the issue. instead, xi emphasized that diplomacy is needed from both the u.s. and china to maintain regional peace. >> ( translated ): both the international situation and the regional landscape are undergoing profound and complex changes. regional hotspot issues keep popping up, and china and the united states shoulder important responsibilities for upholding world peace and stability and promoting human development and progress. >> woodruff: the state-run english newspaper "china daily" was far less diplomatic. in a bluntly worded editorial, it accused the u.s. of casting a blind eye to japanese provocations. the editorial went on to say: "despite trying to present the image of being an impartial mediator, washington has obviously taken japan's side." the european commission has imposed fines of $2.3 billion on major u.s. and european banks, over
the ukraine back to the eu. >> we saw quite a bit of discussion. the joe biden urged him not town leash force on the demonstrators. we saw how badly things went when there was a police crackdown on independence square on november 30th. the assistant secretary of state was in moscow pleading with kremlin officials to help bring this situation to some sort of solution to help ukraine find a path back to getting economic aid package that it needs from the international monitor fund. of course russia is keen on minute takening its influence here. they are said to be preparing their own rescue package. but none of that seems possible as long as there are thousands of protestors and thousands of ryeout police massing on the streets. >> ifill: is there anyone in a position to broker some sort of an agreement? >> not right now. it seems until this unrest sets we're well into the third week of this widening civil disturbance here, until that calls down, it doesn't seem that any solution is possible. and the question becomes what are the protestors willing to accept. as you said, they demanded the resi
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